toise

noun
\ ˈtȯiz \
plural -s

Definition of toise

: an old French unit of length equal to 6 French feet, 6.396 U.S. feet, or 1.949 meters

History and Etymology for toise

Middle French, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin tensa, tesa, from Latin tensa, feminine of tensus, past participle of tendere to stretch

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“Toise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/toise. Accessed 7 Oct. 2022.

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